Today in The Rundown: Poll results on past governors; governor hopefuls debate; Jindal takes aim at Cruz; and much more.
Coming Saturday: More from our independent poll conducted by Ron Faucheux of Clarus. The final topic voters were asked about is Confederate monuments.
Days until the 2015 primary election day: 21
Days until the runoff (as needed):49
Days until the Iowa caucuses: 123
Where in the world is Gov. Bobby Jindal? Jindal is heading back to Baton Rouge today after a campaign stretch in Iowa.
LA Gov: Six of the gubernatorial candidates took part in a televised debate Thursday night, including the big four. http://bit.ly/1jB4QSl
Budget: State Treasurer John Kennedy has refused to transfer funds to help shore up the state budget because he says there isn’t enough money to go around. http://bit.ly/1M4lNvi
Poll: The latest in a poll commissioned by The Advocate and WWL-TV, has what voters think about Louisiana’s governors. Who did they say is the best? Who is the worst? http://bit.ly/LAElection
Jindal: Gov. Jindal penned an op-ed for Fox News, in which he criticizes Donald Trump on health care but also takes aim at Ted Cruz for “enabling” Trump for political gain. http://bit.ly/1iPKdkU
Food Stamps: A change in state policy could kick some 64,000 people off Louisiana’s food stamp program. http://bit.ly/1iPKtQM
GOP 2016: A fundraiser will be held for Ben Carson in New Orleans this weekend at the home of GOP political consultant Mary Matalin. http://bit.ly/1jBeswz
LALege: A majority of the state House has already been elected because candidates face no opposition. http://bit.ly/1jBeJiU
Happy weekend, everybody!